Hardware Engineer, Early Career

US - CA - Carlsbad Ref #12637 01-Aug-2022

Job Description

One team. Global challenges. Infinite opportunities. At Viasat, we’re on a mission to deliver connections with the capacity to change the world. For more than 35 years, Viasat has helped shape how consumers, businesses, governments and militaries around the globe communicate. We’re looking for people who think big, act fearlessly, and create an inclusive environment that drives positive impact to join our team.

Job Responsibilities 

The Hardware Engineering and Development team is product focused that sees their designs from initial concept to development and through production. Candidates will work closely with Systems and Software Engineering, CAD, Components Engineering and Manufacturing teams to ensure designs meet all requirements and are producible.

As a Hardware Engineer supporting the Multifunctional Information Distribution line of business within our Government Systems business segment, you'll have the opportunity to:

  • Participate in system requirements definition
  • Lead and participate in high-level design and low-level design reviews
  • Produce and test design deliverables such as Printed Wiring Assemblies in RF, Digital and mixed signal applications
  • Create Bill of Materials and work with Planning and Supply Chain for part procurement
  • Work closely with Component Engineering for part creation on new designs as well as for sustaining of current products
  • Produce program deliverables and develop design-level documentation


  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Electrical/Computer Engineering or related
  • Demonstrated proficiency with design tools and processes for Schematic Capture, CAD, SPICE, ADS, Hyperlynx, MATLAB, Xilinx Vivado, Intel Quartus, and/or Modelsim/Questa
  • Strong background in Digital, RF, Analog circuit design principles, DSP, Programmable Logic and/or FPGA
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Self-starter, collaborative, and independent
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a United States Secret Clearance


  • Work and/or project experience in any of the following: Digital, Analog, or RF circuit design, Communications, Digital Signal Processing, Programmable Logic
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines
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Additional Requirements and Information

Minimum Education
Bachelors Degree
Years of Experience
0-2 years
Up to 10%
US Citizenship required
Must be able to obtain a United States Secret Clearance
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